Peace and Battle

Peace and Battle - image shows the word November spelled out with leaves on a brown dirt surface.
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Nothing left on the trees,
On the ground, fallen leaves;
Vying for their own attention,
Each color makes a sweet collection;
May we, on Thanksgiving Day,
Be thankful for this Fall display;
Even in the chilly weather,
Rejoice! Be at peace together!
Nothing left; the battle ends,
On the ground, fallen men;
Veteran’s Day reminds us all,
Each soldier who answered the call;
May we, on Thanksgiving Day,
Be thankful for the price they paid;
Even in the midst of war,
Rejoice in freedom they’re fighting for!

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This acrostic poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #27: Wea’ve Written Weekly at The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to participate and/or read other responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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